[Mailman-Users] The last release from the GNU Mailman project (was: Handling Munged From Addresses)

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Thu Feb 27 15:08:14 EST 2020

On 2020-02-27 14:51, Bill Cole wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2020, at 14:24, Jim Popovitch via Mailman-Users wrote:
>> Personally, I'd like to see the GNU Mailman project have a formal
>> Mailman 2.3 release that supports Python3, I feel that there would be 
>> a
>> lot of support for that.
> I'm sure there would be widespread applause and congratulations if such 
> a thing were actually released. That sort of "support" is unhelpful 
> towards actually making such a release.
> The needed support is the actual skilled effort of writing the required 
> Python3 code. I don't have the time to hunt down the specific 
> statements, but I have vague recollections that both Barry and Mark have 
> said repeatedly that doing so would be substantially more effort than 
> they are willing to put into anything built on the MM2 architecture.

Rewriting without breaking is hard.

There is a Python framework called Twisted.  It has a lot of useful
features.  Also a lot of vices, but a lot of useful features.  As best I
can determine, the task of updating it to be Python 3 compatible has now
been under way for ten years (with most of that time, only one person
working on it).

What has this yielded?

"Most of the most commonly used parts" of Twisted are now Python 3

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